A leading Chinese computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures and markets desktops and notebook personal computers, workstations, servers, storage drives, IT management software, and related services.

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Removing support for Lenovo's Battery Safeguard “feature”

Lenovo laptops now include a Battery Safeguard "feature" that disallows use of third-party batteries in models made after May 2012 or so. It appears this "feature" is provided by a Windows driver as ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 - LCD has strong moire effect

I was just about to buy Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, as the reviews were speaking the best... What was my surprise when I saw that the LCD has a strong moire effect! I mean, if you change viewing ...
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How to configure required physical movement on touchpad to move cursor over?

I try to achieve to configure my touchpad on my ThinkPad T440s so, that it requires less finger movement to move the cursor from the right end of my screen to the far left. I'm used to Apple's ...
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Windows 7 boot problem on a Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m 9450HAG

I recently did a full upgrade of Windows 7 on my Thinkpad. Everything worked fine after up until the second reboot (the first reboot after some updates installed worked OK). At second reboot time the ...
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Windows 8.1 Wireless trouble with Lenovo y580

I have a Lenovo y580 laptop with a Broadcom wireless card which i bought about a year ago, now I have windows 8.1 on it, and my Wifi is completely unpredictable. My laptop worked well with win8 after ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro install - SSD not detected

Upgrading my girlfriend's Lenovo SL510 to use an SSD. I removed the old HDD and replaced it by the Samsung 830 128GB SSD. The SSD is visible in the BIOS and it is accessible/formattable from another ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad u510 won't boot into Windows 8

I am a proud one year owner of an Ideapad u510 ultrabook. The ideapad came with Win 8 preinstalled on it. The machine ran fine with the Pro upgrade and then the 8.1 upgrade couple of months ago. I ...
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lenovo ideapad U410 windows is installed on hdd instead of SSD why?

I have bought lenovo ideapad U410 and windows was supposed to be installed on ssd drive, but it is on hdd drive instead. What is he reason and how can I fix it?
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Boot from USB with Lenovo G710

What I wish to achieve: Have Debian linux on a USB stick and boot from that without touching my HD. Problem: Can't boot from USB. I put the Debian Live distribution on a USB stick using unetbootin ...
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Editing new Lenovo touchpad zones in Linux

Just got a Lenovo T440p - love the laptop, hardware's great - and I was all excited to put Mint Linux on it. Install worked fine, zero show-stopper issues, but there's one persistent annoyance with it ...
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Can T400 work with 1333 MHz RAM?

I am interested in buying 2x4GB RAM from either http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144686 or http://rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/B00A8NX3CQ for my Lenovo T400. Both ...
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Event ID: 7016 LitModeCtrl service has reported an invalid current state 32

I am getting all the time the below error in Windows Event Viewer. Throughout the web a lot of people get this error but there are no solutions to it. I was getting the error when i was using Windows ...
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What does “6473 6474 6475-xxx” mean in “Lenovo ThinkPad T400 6473 6474 6475-xxx”?

What does "6473 6474 6475-xxx" mean in "Lenovo ThinkPad T400 6473 6474 6475-xxx", in the name of a RAM product here (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A8NX3CQ/)? How shall I know if my T400 belong to which ...
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Does Lenovo T400 can only work with up to 4GB RAM?

Does Lenovo T400 can only work with up to 4GB RAM? On the detailed specifications for the Lenovo T400, it says "512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, or 4GB memory" and "Supports up to 4GB maximum memory". Is it for ...
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Lenovo G570 does not startup

My lenovo g570 doesn't power up either it is on AC or battery, the AC light starts to fluctuate as soon as it's plugged in the computer, but the light on the laptop doesn't light up...when charger is ...
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Lenovo DVD Drive Disabled After Windows 7 Install

Upgraded hard drive in Lenovo T61P; decided to start fresh with Windows 7 Pro. Windows installed, so DVD drive was working. All of a sudden, driver is not recognized. Device is "HL-DT-ST DVDRAM ...
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Lenovo W510 won't resume from sleep with second hard drive installed

I have a 128GB SSD in place of the original hard drive and the old hard drive, a 160GB HDD in the ultrabay with a third party adapter. Running Windows 7 Enterprise. This problem does not happen when I ...
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cannot correct color on external monitor

External monitor color is different from internal display. I have a Lenovo W520, 4270CTO, built July 8th, 2011, Win7 Pro, i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHZ. 8GB DDR3-SDRAM (1333MHz) Samsung memory, laptop ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 - does 32/64 depend on RAM configuration?

Just got in a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 (Xeon E3-1225V1) and a (new, sealed, holographed, looks legit) copy of Windows Server 2008 32/64 (standard) to run on it for a pretty lightweight job ...
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Choosing a new laptop for programming: Lenovo g500 (intel GPU) or lenovo g580 (dedicated GPU) [closed]

I need help to choose my new laptop. I'm going to use it, mainly, for programming, internet, multimedia (see HD videos in internet) and basic tasks of images edition (Photoshop-like). I like of ...
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I wiped my 1TB hard drive from my lenovo ideapad z585. Can I switch it into another computer I buy, or does it only fit a lenovo ideapad z585?

I wiped my 1TB hard drive from my lenovo ideapad z585. Can I switch it into another computer I buy, or does it only fit a lenovo ideapad z585? I'm thinking about buying an alienware, but I want to ...
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How to Find Out What Upgrades My Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Supports?

I have a Lenovo Ideacentre K430 and would like to upgrade its graphics card. In particular, I would like to upgrade to a GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-4GD GeForce GTX 760. However, I do not know if my computer ...
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Unable to disable touchpad

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. I recently did a full re install of windows, which got rid of all the crapware that was pre-installed. Sadly, it also got rid of the Synapics touchpad driver. I tried ...
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How to make Lenovo Thinkpad switch for AP with best reception?

I recently changed the my network so that the 4 devices (1 router, 3AP's) is running on one SSID and different channels (instead of 4 different SSID's on same channel). I had some problems with ...
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My laptop takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate

I've recently encountered a problem which is my notebook, lenovo ideapad z500 with windows 8.1 pro, takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate. When I click on shutdown item, the LCD is powered off ...
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Windows 8 out of memory over time: Toke Paged consuming over 5GB

Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 As I leave my computer on for a day or so it starts to run out of memory. This continues until it freezes up completely. I've read numerous articles that has lead me to ...
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Can I stick a Lenovo ideapad z585 harddrive into any other computer (that's similar)?

I don't know if this is the right place for this question. Basically, my lenovo ideapad got soaked, but the harddrive was protected and is still useable. I want to know if I can swap it into any ...
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Is it possible to make touchpad on Lenovo G780 disabled by default?

Fn+F6 works fine to disable touchpad on Lenovo G780. But when it wakes up from sleep, the touchpad is enabled again. Is there a way to make this disabling persist (without disabling the driver ...
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Thinkpad L412 Fan not working and some fn keys as well

I have a problem with my laptop which is following : The cooling system had completely stopped working Some hot keys doesn't respond anymore (brightness, sound) First of all, I was thinking about ...
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if removing BIOS from Lenovo G77 laptop, how does is it with the truecript installed

I have have a BIOS password, windows password and truecript on my laptop. Just wondered if the BIOS was reset by removing the CMOS battery, would it then be possible to bypass the windows password ...
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Nvidia Optimus not connected to any display?

While trying to spec out a Lenovo T440p ThinkPad with Nvidia graphics and a docking station allowing for dual monitors, I found a forum post implying that the Nvidia Optimus could not be used with ...
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Mystery firewall? Checklist for diagnosing blocked incoming connections

I'm running a web server for development on a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s, and I cannot connect to it from three separate devices (desktop, iPad, and phone, respectively). The laptop and other devices are ...
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Disabling trackpad on Lenovo laptop

How do I disable my mouse trackpad on a Lenovo notebook running Windows 7? Usually Lenovo installs with tools which allows you to do so (Ultranav). However, this laptop has a modified image installed ...
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Boot records messed on dual boot (win7 and ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad 400 beeps after installing 2x4GB RAM

I just bought 2 x 4GB RAM (Corsair Value Select 4GB DDR3 1066MHz CL7 SODIMM (CM3X4GSD1066)) for my Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I installed the RAM and I get beeps (1-3-3-1). Does anyone have any ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 7 on a Lenovo T42?

My brother has got a very old Lenovo T42 laptop, and he asked me to install Windows 7 on it but I'm not sure it can run it. So my question is: Can a laptop so old run Windows 7? Specs 15.1" screen ...
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How do I fix my Lenovo UltraNav setup?

I have a Lenovo X230 tablet and as of this morning it is exhibiting a very odd problem with the UltraNav system (both touchpad and trackpoint). Upon starting up the machine, they both work normally, ...
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Slow speeds on Samsung SSD PM800 256gb on a Lenovo W500

I recently bought a W500 with a 256gb samsung ssd drive. Now it seems ridiculously slow at writing. I am copying files at about 30mb/s, but I can read them at about 200mb/s. I tested it with the AS ...
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Windows 8 won't install on Lenovo E430

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Today I downloaded Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional (yes, really, read on) from DreamSpark. But when I boot ...
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Screen brightness randomly set to lowest setting Lenovo ThinkCenter

On multiple ThinkCenter machines at the office, the screen brightness on the desktop displays is being set to the lowest setting. Using the monitor HUD the brightness can be changed again, but doing ...
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Lenovo E330 - Intel N-2230 Bluetooth issue

My E330 is behaving very oddly. I had connected a Bluetooth keyboard, using the built in Intel Bluetooth adapter. I don't use this Bluetooth keyboard every day - just when in certain locations (it's ...
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I have “unknown PCI device” in Windows 7 device manager. What can it be?

I have just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my lenovo e330 laptop. I managed to successfully download and install most of its drivers, but still, a "PCI Device" ...
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Bootmenu on a Lenovo G500s [closed]

I have a Lenovo G500s laptop which with FreeDOS installed. I want to install Windows, but I am not able to enter the boot menu so I can boot from a DVD. I have tried keys like F1, F2, F9, F12, ...
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Does the Lenovo LT3053p monitor have the same overshoot problems as the Dell u3014?

Both the Lenovo LT3053p and the Dell u3014 monitors are based on the same LG AH-IPS panel. The Dell monitor has significant overshoot problems in some circumstances due to RTC overdrive. My question ...
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X200 Tablet notebook won't start after BIOS Update

I have LENOVO X200 Tablet and I ran the BIOS Update and the computer won't start after the BIOS update. When I ran the BIOS update utility it ran everything fine and asked to restart the computer but ...
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Are all (or most) LCD LED panels with LVDS connectors cross-compatible?

So here's the situation: My Lenovo U310's LED backlight suddenly stopped working. Atleast I hope this is the issue and nothing is wrong with the mainboard (it works fine with an external monitor... ...
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Disable cardreaders on Lenovo T500 in BIOS

I have a lenovo T500 that I'm trying to do a DBAN on (formatting program) it stalls cause it can't handle the card reader in the lenovo.. I was suggested by people on the DBAN forum to go find the ...
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Logicool M555b bluetooth mouse, Lenovo Y580, bluetooth connection drops

Any ideas on this? When I leave my bluetooth mouse untouched for some time, the connection drops. Moving the mouse and cycling its power don't solve the problem. If I open the wireless/bluetooth ...
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What is the maximum throughput of an IDE bus (ATA-3)?

I'm trying to breath some new life into an old Thinkpad X40 by replacing its HDD with a couple of CF cards. I've found a nice adapter will let me install two cards into the notebook's drive bay and ...
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Will the Lenovo x230 work with DDR3-1866?

What is the max clock speed of the DDR3 that the x230 can run. I don't see it on Lenovo.com. Is it 1866mhz or 1600mhz? I see they don't sell 1866mhz as an upgrade, but I don't believe that means it ...